Greirat of the Undead Settlement

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 1000 High Wall of Lothric Greirat's Ashes
Bandit's Knife

Greirat of the Undead Settlement is a NPC in Dark Souls 3. Greirat will occasionally ask if he can go and "steal" items for you that he will then sell you. 


Greirat of the Undead Settlement Information



  • Initially locked in a cell, below the Tower on the Wall bonfire in High Wall of Lothric. You can find the Cell Key inside of the workshop below the Pus of Man which erupts on the rooftop. After heading down the ladder and defeating the Lothric Knight, follow the stairs at the end of the hall down to the base floor. Several Starved Hounds and Hollow Soldiers will be patrolling the area. The key is located at the back wall, down a flight of stairs which leads to a Starved Hound and eventual dead end.
  • After accepting his request he appears at the Firelink Shrine as a vendor, asking you to remember about his request when talked to.
  • You can find Loretta's Bone past the Undead Settlement bonfire. It is on a corpse hanging from the balcony of the first house the player will enter, overlooking a congregation in front of a burning tree.
  • After delivering Loretta's Bone, he will tell the player to keep the ring, but other than that will not react. Once the world is reset, however, he will be in a curled up position and will give the player the Curl Up gesture, while remaining unresponsive. Once the player leaves and enters Firelink Shrine once more, he will ask for permission to scavenge for more items. He will return following the next boss kill and can return as early as after Curse-Rotted Greatwood.

Greirat's Questline

You must visit the Undead Settlement after sending Greirat on his first mission to trigger him to leave the Firelink Shrine for the first time. If you are having trouble getting Greirat to leave Firelink, try warping to the Dilapitated Bridge bonfire, cross the bridge and make your way through the ruins to the Road of Sacrifices.

To trigger his second scavenging quest, cross the bridge between the Catacombs and the Boreal Valley.


Steps that ensure Greirat's survival on his second scavenging quest (Irithyll of the Boreal Valley):

There are two characters who can save Greirat - but they both need the Catarina Armor Set. The first is the man who steals it - Unbreakable Patches. He can be found in the Cathedral of the Deep, and will trick you. If you confront him, and fall into his trap in the Firelink Shrine Belltower, and confront him again, he'll become a merchant. He'll also ask where Greirat went when he runs off to Irithyll, and actually owes the guy a favor. Telling him where Greirat went will ensure he'll be rescued by a "peculiar Onion Knight", in other words, Patches. You must send Greirat out to Irithyll and inform Patches of his destination before you defeat Pontiff Sulyvahn or he will cease to ask. Of course, if you buy the Catarina Set, Patches won't have a disguise to rescue Greirat, dooming him.

Siegward of Catarina is the other character who can save Greirat, but he'll need his armor for that. After encountering Patches at the Cathedral of the Deep, you can find Siegward - armorless and stuck in a well outside the Cleansing Chapel Bonfire. If you did buy the armor from Patches, you'll need to throw it down to Siegward so he can get out. He'll escape on his own. Do not yet proceed towards the Irithyll Dungeon, because if you do, Siegward of Catarina will leave Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, and will not be around for saving Greirat's life - if you do, Greirat would die upon vanquishing another boss.

  • Do not explore Irithyll Dungeon; you can trigger the first bonfire, but any further and Greirat will die. 
  • If you owned Catarina Set from a previous walkthrough, Patches may not rescue Greirat on his own, in this case, give your armor set to Siegward and do NOT purchase Catarina Set from Patches until Greirat is rescued.
  • If you fail, Greirat's corpse will be found along with his ashes in the sewer area underneath the kitchen in Irithyll.
  • [UNCONFIRMED] As a fail safe, be sure to clear out the Sewer Centipede before proceeding to defeat Sulyvahn.

Player notes:

  • I made it all the way to "Church of Yorshka" bonfire before I sent Greirat to plunder. After sending him I immeditely went to "Cleansing Chapel" bonfire to give Siegward his armour before continuing on in Irithyll. I lit the "Distant Manor" bonfire, met Siegward in the kitchen and then after killing Pontiff Sulyvahn, Greirat was alive and well.


Greirat's Third Outing (Lothric Castle)

He will request to leave for a third time to Lothric Castle. He will die if he goes; there is no way to save him. Patches will ask where Greirat went, but this only causes Patches to disappear for a time. Patches will return later and add one Hidden Blessing to his shop inventory, while failing to save Greirat. Greirat's Ashes can be found on the roof at the Grand Archives, after jumping down where you see a group of Corvians. Giving Greirat's Ashes to the Shrine Handmaid will allow her to sell Exploding and Splintering Bolts, along with every other item he used to sell. Additionally, items which were sold by both NPCs (like Firebombs) are overwritten by Greirat's lower prices (50 souls for a Firebomb, instead of 100).




Items Sold

Item Quantity Souls
Immediately Available
Ember 3 2000
Bloodred Moss Clump 500
Throwing Knife 20
Firebomb 50
Rope Firebomb 50
Bandit's Knife 1500
Long Sword 1000
Bastard Sword 3000
Mace 600
Spear 600
Light Crossbow 1000
Buckler 2000
Elkhorn Round Shield 1500
Round Shield 1000
Kite Shield 4000
Standard Helm 1500
Hard Leather Armor 2500
Hard Leather Gauntlets 1000
Hard Leather Boots 1000
Thief Mask 400
Standard Arrow 10
Fire Arrow 100
Standard Bolt 30
After sending him to pillage Undead Settlement
Ember 4 2000
Divine Blessing 1 8000
Repair Powder 300
Lightning Urn 6 700
Zweihander 6000
Pontiff Knight Curved Sword 6000
Estoc 3000
Warpick 1500
Glaive 3500
Short Bow 1000
Priest's Chime 4000
Target Shield 2500
Knight Shield 1500
Pontiff Knight Shield 3000
Knight Helm 2000
Knight Armor 3000
Knight Gauntlets 2000
Knight Leggings 3000
Assassin Hood 1500
Assassin Armor 1500
Assassin Gloves 1500
Assassin Trousers 1500
Large Arrow 50
Heavy Bolt 100
Sniper Bolt 150
After sending him to Lothric Castle (sold by Shrine Handmaid after returning with his ashes)  
Ember 6 2000
Alluring Skull 6 500
Lightning Urn 700
Splintering Bolt 280
Exploding Bolt 300



First encounter (High Wall of Lothric)

"Ahh, you're no jailer are you? No, no, you're from far away.  And judging by the bell... You must be some of that unkindled ash.  Remarkable, if that's true, then i have a favour to ask.  Below the High Wall is a musty little town.  Not the home of any lord, just a very old settlement of Undead. An old woman, Loretta, lives there.  Please give her this ring.  I- I am not asking for charity.  In fa- in fact if you do this for me... I'll be sure to repay you in kind.  I-I may be a petty thief, but I've more wits than most royalty.  What do you say, then?"

[Refuse] "Yes, well, why should you? But if you change your mind, give me a shout, eh? I-I'm only a petty thief. I've nowhere else to go. Not like there's anything calling to me out there.. heh"

[After Refusing] "Oh, what have we here? Changed your mind perhaps? You deliver the ring, and I offer my co-operation. Hardly a shabby deal, hm?"

[Grant Request] "Very Well. I humbly place my faith in you.  I am Greirat of the Undead Setlement, and I promise to assist you.  Give this ring to old Loretta at the base of the High Wall.  ...Do your part, and I'll do mine."

[Attacking him] "Cold piss, what the devil is it now?  I get caught once, and now this!  One bloody time! Curse the gods!"

[You die] "As they say,  "The cornered rat will lick the balls of a cat." "

[Killing him] "(Forgive me, mother.) Forgive me, dear..."


Second encounter (Firelink Shrine)

"Oh, hello, you're back.  And in one piece. Well, now it's time I do my part.  Whatever trinket you need, speak up.  Just don't ask me where I got them."

[Talk] "Do me a favour, and don't forget our promise.  Give the [this] ring to old Loretta at the base of the High Wall.  A nuisance, I know, but it'll help me tie up some loose ends."

Give Loretta's Bone

"Heavens, she was already dead...  Thank you. I-I'm not surprised, though.  Hmm, almost a relief, really.  You can keep the ring.  As, well, a little trinket of thanks, I suppose."

[Leave] "Goodbye, and stay safe.  Oh, this place is a bore. What good is thievery if you've nowhere to go?"

[Attacking him] "You're heading for the brink aren't you?  Well I won't let you drag me down!  En guarde, you crusty ash bastard!"

[You die] "Cold piss, why did it come to this..."

[Killing him] "(Cries) I've gone and run my course, haven't I?"


Pillage (Undead Settlement)

"Ah, there you are. I was thinking...  You know I'm a petty thief.  Well, perhaps I'll go on the prowl.  Everyone's dead or hollowed away anyway, right, so...  I might as well fetch some weapons or treasure for you.  Well, what do you say?"

[Refuse] "All right, fine and well.  If that's your wish I can only obey.  But, feel free to change your mind later.  I wouldn't want to lose my touch..."

[Talk] "What is it? Have you changed your mind?  I'm ready to go thieving at a moment's notice. Just give me the word."

[Send him to pillage] "Thank you. You will not be disappointed.  Greirat the Thief was once a well-known name.  Until I ended up rotting in a cell..."

[Leave] "Good-bye. I will leave for some time. So long for now.  Do stay safe, you hear? Or my efforts will have been for naught."

[Return] "Oh, hello, you've come at a good time.  It took some prowling, but I've finally made a score.  Go on, have a gander."


Pillage (Irithyll of the Boreal Valley)

"Ahh, hello, fine work, I say.  Discovering Irithyll in the Boreal Valley, all in a day's work.  If the tales are true, it is home to old moon-worshipping nobles, and should be packed with treasure.  What do you think? Shall I go and see what I can find?

[Refuse] "All right, fine and well.  If that is your wish, I can only obey.  But, feel free to change your mind later.  I hate to leave a city of nobles ripe for the picking..."

[Talk] "What is it? Changed your mind?  I'm ready to go thieving at a moment's notice. Just give me the word."

[Send him to pillage] "Mm, a fine choice!  I am greirat, the thief. What I bring back will be worthy of that name."

[Return] "Oh, then, we are both safe and sound.  Thank the gods for that. I don't like cutting things so close.  I might've died if it wasn't for that peculiar onion knight.  But in the end, it all paid off.  Take a good look. They're sure to be of some use."


Pillage (Lothric Castle)

"You know, I was thinking...  About leaving for another round of thieving.  There must be something of use in Lothric Castle.  I-I'm aware of the danger. That castle is a death trap.  Not a single man has returned from the castle unscathed, even back in the day.  But I don't want sit around and die a petty rat.  And I consider myself your friend."

[Refuse] "Right, fine. You're very thoughtful, you are.  But, if you change your mind, do speak up.  I meant every word of what I said."

[Talk] "Changed your mind?  I hope you do. I lived a petty rat, but would rather not die as one."

[Send him to pillage] "Thank you, for placing your trust in me.  Oh, don't you worry. I know Lothric like the back of my hand."



  • Greirat is voiced by Stephane Cornicard, who also did the voice of Gavlan in Dark Souls 2.
  • The hat he is wearing is a Thrall Hood. It is said that people who wear the Thrall hood are either slaves or criminals.
  • When Patches takes residence in the Firelink Shrine he mentions that Greirat did him a good turn in Lothric Dungeon.
  • Selling him the Blue Tearstone Ring after giving him Loretta's Bone does not change his dialogue.



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    • 29 Mar 2017 22:39  

      I made it all the way to "Church of Yorshka" bonfire before I sent Greirat to plunder. After sending him I immeditely went to "Cleansing Chapel" bonfire to give Siegward his armour before continuing on in Irithyll. I lit the "Distant Manor" bonfire, met Siegward in the kitchen and then after killing Pontiff Sulyvahn, Greirat still was dead in the sewers.

      • 21 Mar 2017 10:49  

        So... My problem is that I didn't know about Grierat's questions until I hit the Irithyll Dungeon. I went him on his first one. And now I can't get him back. And I've checked the kitchen sewer for him. Nada.

        • 12 Mar 2017 07:22  

          after my first playthrough i came to see what i could've done to save greirat, and according to the guide i did it exactly as i should have:
          1. I proceeded through Irithyll until opening the door to the tower elevator
          2. I sent Greirat on his way and immediately told Patches that i did, haven't bought the armor from him or anything
          3. Did Smoldering Lake, killed Old Demon
          4. Killed Pontiff
          5. Went down to the basement, found Greirat's ashes

          Seems a lot of people's mileage varies on this, either that or people haven't found the exact things to do to save him, at least for Patches to do it.

          • 08 Mar 2017 15:24  

            One thing not mentioned, is that after you send him to pillage, you should check to make sure he actually departed properly BEFORE fighting whichever boss. I sent him to pillage twice, went straight to the boss only to come back and find him sitting there, asking to pillage without actually having left. The solution ended up being Send him to pillage -> Leave Firelink -> return to see that he is in fact gone -> slay boss -> profit.

            • 01 Mar 2017 11:50  

              WHAT THE *****.
              Seriously, running on NG+ , killed Wolnir , farmed a CCGS and back to the shrine. Just upon arival , I got 1000 souls, turns out Greirat died on his place and dropped his ash + Patches are hostile to me. I have no idea what happened. Please tell me if you have any thoughts! It really makes me sad, I never wanted Greirat to die.

              • 17 Feb 2017 21:56  

                Is there any Items that he sells besides bolts that are only available from him unique items or whatnot (Id rather grind for bolts and items then do this annoying quest)

                • 14 Feb 2017 08:04  

                  ***** this game, I've done greirats quest a hundred times and then suddenly patches didn't save the little*****, my pvp character is broken because I play heavily with an arbalest and explosive bolts. Stupid Fromsoft idiots and their pathetic quests.

                  • 03 Feb 2017 17:08  

                    Its really fun when you follow this guide to the letter but on one character he dies and on one he dosnt.

                    Did Patches for both. The ONLY thing that was different was that i had already gone into the tower and gotten the stuff before patches locked me in. I went in again and got locked as usual and then sent Greirat out, told patches, killed the demon king.

                    Guess what, no Greirat, and Patches is acting smugly. I really hate this questline, i can never seem to get it right :/

                    • 30 Jan 2017 00:28  

                      To save greirat on Irythil.

                      1. Get patches as a Merchant,
                      2. Buy the Onion Knight armor.
                      3. Throw Armor at the well
                      4. Talk/Not Talk to onion knight at the kitchen,
                      5. Kill pointiff sullyvan .

                      Onion Knight falling asleep does not affect greirat on my playthrough. What is important is that he is at the kitchen before you kill a boss.

                      • 22 Jan 2017 03:37  

                        R.I.P. Greirat

                        A true friend. May he always be remembered for his strength of will and open heart. Though Greirat has left us in this life, we shall meet him again, dwelling within the pearly gates with his dear Lorreta. May he rest in peace. Amen.

                        • 10 Jan 2017 18:46  

                          I did exactly what the wiki said, I sent Greirat after crossing the Irithyll bridge, then I immediatly sent Patches to save him. Still, Greirat died :(.

                          • 12 Dec 2016 04:03  

                            give onion his armor > pass the damn bridge > send Greirat onto his 2nd mission > kill a random boss (old demon for me) > back to shrine to see Greirat alive

                            simple as that

                            • 11 Dec 2016 14:15  

                              Since I messed up the first time playing this game in Irithyll, Greirat never came back. This is what I did in the new character which worked.

                              -Do the Siegward mission and return his armor in Cathedral Deep.
                              -Once in Irithyl, speak to Siegward in the kitchen in Irithyll (yes , you can speak to him and he will take a nap after).
                              -Explore Irithyll as much as you like but don't go to Irithyll Dungeon at all.
                              -Kill the Pontiff Sulyvahn Boss.
                              -After killing the boss, now you can send Greirat to Irithyll.
                              -Instead of going to Irithyll Dungeon, go to Anor Londo and Prison Tower then kill the Aldrich Boss. (Youn need to kill a boss for Greirat to return)
                              -Return to Firelink Shrine, you will find Greirat back with new items to sell.
                              -Now you can go ahead with Irithyll Dungeon.

                              • 08 Dec 2016 12:44  

                                Ok so there is a lot of confusion about this so I will just throw my 2 cents into the mix.

                                First- You must give Siegward his armor in Cathedral Deep before sending him to pillage or after sending Greirat to pillage you must talk to patches after he leaves and tell him where he went but patches must still have Siegward's armor. If you bought the armor, didn't give it to Siegwards before Greirat leaves to pillage, then Patches will not go looking for him and Siegward will not be there to save him. This is especially important in your second play through. Make sure one of them has the armor.

                                Second- If you are following Siegward's quest line then you can not speak to Siegward at the fire in the Irithyll Kitchen, after sending Greirat to pillage, before defeating another boss or Greirat will die. I believe speaking to Siegward breaks the quest line because he falls into a deep sleep after exhausting his dialogue and doesn't respond to Greirat's need for help below the kitchen. This purely my speculation and theory on the matter. I just recently did this on two seperate characters. I rescued Siegward in Cathedral Deep, went through the catacombs proceeded to the bonfire across the bridge in Irithyll to help Siris and then sent Greirat to pillage. Next I went to kill the Old Demon King in Smoldering Lake, killed him, returned to Fire Link and Greirat was a live and happy. On my other character I sent Greirat to pillage but talked to Siegward before killing another boss and Grierat died.

                                • 29 Nov 2016 06:40  

                                  The Pontiff's mortality seems irrelevant to Greirat's well-being. I returned Siegward's armor then sent Greirat to the Undead Settlement before killing the Lothric Princes. Obviously, he returned unharmed. I then sent him to pillage Irithyll before killing Oceiros, Greirat again returned unharmed.
                                  It seems sensible that if so long as Siegward can be seen waiting infront of the fireplace of the Irithyll kitchen, then Greirat is safe in Irithyll; this was the case for me. I did, however, completely avoid the Dungeons while Siegward was in the kitchen, can't confirm the importance of that though.

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